Beating Amazon with Blockchain
4 hours ago, hackernoon

…and a shared Supply Chain and an eCommerce SystemDr. Drew MillerManaging Director, Blockchain Business Consultantsdrmiller@bchainconsult.comAn article, “The Shrinking Middle Class: How We Got Here, And Why” in the December 2018 issue of Fortune magazine reported how many urban neighborhoods have no small stores left, and residents must travel miles to get groceries.[i] Walmart decimated small retailers, and Amazon is now finishing the job. Mega retailers also raise competitive barriers for smal...

Want to Know How to Invest in the Right Altcoin? Ask Changelly’s CEO
6 hours ago, hackernoon

The industry’s longest ever bear market may not encourage many people to invest in crypto right now. But while the naysayers like Warren Buffett are busy ringing the death knell for Bitcoin, there are still rays of hope here and there.ICOs may be all but dead (with zero funds raised in March so far), but there are still plenty of viable projects a year or so on that you can buy into at a knock-down price right now.So how do you know which projects to invest in when there’s blood on the streets? ...

Just 1% blockchain adoption expected. Where is the other 99%?
8 hours ago, hackernoon

Bitcoin’s bull run in 2017 from $900 to $20,000 at its peak has caught the world’s attention, bringing the once obscure distributed ledger technology mainstream.Many industry newcomers have the misconception that blockchain is a newly emerged technology. However, the fact is that cryptocurrencies and the underlying blockchain technology have been around since a decade ago, back when Satoshi Nakamoto first published the Bitcoin Whitepaper in 2008 and mined the genesis block of bitcoin a year late...

How to Earn Passive Income for Your Crypto
9 hours ago, hackernoon

How to Earn Passive Income on Your Crypto or Free CryptoWouldn’t it be nice to increase your crypto holdings with almost 0 efforts or just earn free crypto? Of course, who wouldn’t be interested in that! But many don’t know which options are available to do so. As we see now the rise of DeFi (Decentralized Finance) and also some new offers from other new players, I think it’s a good time to give an overview about what’s possible.Let me walk you through the different options to earn passive incom...

Building a Crypto Church From Scratch in Fifteen Minutes. Step-by-Step Instruction
9 hours ago, hackernoon

I believe that churches, social organizations or funds should have every right to be represented in global networks unlike fake startups.I mean enough mooching money from ICO/SCO you fools and start developing useful DApps! You can create the most part of MVP in 1–2 weeks if you understand the business model and have a team of professionals.Just now I’m going to prove it and we will develop a real DApp together — CryptoChurch.Blockchain is a commodity. If you agree, then we can start.First off, ...

Everipedia Culture Roundup #11: Yoked and Smoked
10 hours ago, hackernoon

An egg yoke symbolizing an explosive week for the Everipedia Culture RoundupSometimes, you have to take a step back to appreciate that we live in a time where you can relate to an event that is happening thousands of miles away from you on the other side of the world. On this week’s edition of Everipedia Culture Roundup, we take a look at the story of teenager William Connolly who went viral for egging Australian politician Fraser Anning who was previously criticized for his insensitive comments...

Making Markets Moving Crypto — Free and Open Source Binance
10 hours ago, hackernoon

Market Making, Moving Crypto — Free and Open Source Binance Bot# binanceMarketMakerhttps://github.com/DunnCreativeSS/binanceMarketMakerBuy Low Sell High!This bot automates making markets on Binance.Where other market making bots fail (ie. BitMex, Deribit, other attempts I’ve made in the past) is by counting on the market to not be volatile. Where this bot wins is by finding markets where we can soak up profits in the volatility by taking those profits from the spread itself, where on BitMex and ...

Public speaking masterclass: Everything in moderation
11 hours ago, hackernoon

You’ve been asked to moderate a panel… what now?When it comes to panels, everything tends to work out just fine — regardless of prep — if the moderator has the right skills. Hopefully you’ve already looked at “Top 10 panel disasters and how to avoid them” so you know just how important your role is. Think of it as Part 1 of your guide, since you need to understand the disasters in order to prevent them. Here’s Part 2 to help you out.I’m second from the left, next to Mike Reiner, a talented moder...

30 MOST READ Tech Stories of Q1, 2019
11 hours ago, hackernoon

Since you opened this email, you already know that Hacker Noon is a place where people actually read.When considering features for Hacker Noon 2.0 (coming soon…), it is very exciting to imagine how software can drive our goals. What’s our critical number when it comes to deciding story quality?Time Reading.How many minutes, hours, days, or even months have people spent actually reading each story? This is a measure of quality. Quality stories deserve more curation and distribution. Time reading ...

Hacking Git and Vim together
12 hours ago, hackernoon

Hacking… just not the type of hacking you’re thinkingNowadays, in my job as a programmer, I use Vim and Git a lot. And by a lot, I mean A LOT!Recent versions of Vim brought the terminal to Vim. Because of that it should be easier to use it as a window manager and have a dedicated buffer for Vim. You do your work, you go to the Vim dedicated buffer and commit all your changes.Better yet, Vim already has a plethora of plugins dedicated to manipulating Git from inside Vim. Plugins like vim-fugitive...

Real World Architecture in the Cloud Using Event-Driven Techniques to Build a PDF Rendering…
12 hours ago, hackernoon

Real World Architecture in the Cloud Using Event-Driven Techniques to Build a PDF Rendering Pipelinehttps://medium.com/media/71d4979b514b8833e4f1f4cf77d1b358/hrefJon Christensen and Chris Hickman of Kelsus discuss an example of a real-world architecture in the Cloud using event-driven techniques to add a new feature, such as building a PDF-rendering pipeline for an existing application.Some of the highlights of the show include:Form/Document/PDF: Common request when building applications for ent...

Blockchain Should Think More About Mobile And UX
12 hours ago, hackernoon

Let’s face it — there is absolutely no way to deny that technology has absolutely revolutionized human civilization forever. While we used to work to create our own food through agriculture, we can now click on a device that fits in our pocket and has products and goods of all kinds shipped to our front doorstep within a day or two, and access information immediately and for free when it otherwise would have taken a considerable amount of time and money. There are all sorts of emerging trends th...

Slides Are a Poor Form of Communication, Here’s Why
13 hours ago, hackernoon

Source: DilbertI was a management consultant early in my career so I feel qualified to make this somewhat controversial statement:Slides are a poor form of communication compared to written narratives for discussion and decision making.Based on my experience, slides are inferior to narratives in meetings where you need to make a decision with a small group of people. They’re also an inadequate tool for people who missed the meeting and need to get caught up.Slides are a great tool for telling a ...

The Liquidation Preference Effect
15 hours ago, hackernoon

Your Equity Could Be Worth Millions — Or NothingIllustration by Meredith MiotkeIn 2014, mobile security startup Good Technology was valued at $1.1 billion. Employees thought their equity packages were winning lottery tickets. They were wrong.One year later, Good sold for $425 million. Employee share prices tumbled from $4.32 a share to $0.44. While executives made millions, employees — some of whom paid $100,000+ in taxes on their equity — made next to nothing.Good Technology’s situation isn’t u...

Top PHP Development Companies
15 hours ago, hackernoon

Today PHP is one of the most widely used programming languages in the world. Its popularity is attributable to some factors: most web platforms are already written in PHP, it’s fast and open-source, and there is a large PHP community to support it.Photo by Pedro Lopes on UnsplashPHP was initially made for web development, particularly for server-side programming of web applications. According to W2Techs, about 80% of all websites have PHP backend. The language resources and its particular qualit...

Firefox: Hide Tabs
16 hours ago, hackernoon

Firefox: Hide Native TabsIn the latest version of Firefox, after installing Tree Style Tab, the native browser tabs are not hidden.The browser tabs are not hidden.Check the Firefox version you are using. I’m using 65.0.1.Firefox versionTo find Firefox profile follow the steps given in the link below:Profiles - Where Firefox stores your bookmarks, passwords and other user data | Firefox HelpWe need to update userChrome.css(can be used to add custom style to Firefox) file to hide the browser tabs....

People at the Forefront of Coding Education — Part 1 | Q&A with Mike Driscoll, an author of Python…
16 hours ago, hackernoon

People at the Forefront of Coding Education — Part 1 | Q&A with Mike Driscoll, an author of Python tutorial books, and Chris Ching, a founder of coding school, CodeWithChrisCoding can be for everyone, thanks to these guys.I had the greatest pleasure of talking with the two wonderful programmers, teachers, writers, and, overall, very nice guys, who promote coding education and make it easier for people to get into coding, build their own apps, or just better understand programming languages.Mike ...

Technological Advancements in Grooming: Innovations in AI, VR, and Blockchain
16 hours ago, hackernoon

Photo SourceIt seems that there isn’t a part of our daily lives that technology hasn’t begun to transform. We listen to music by asking AI devices to pick a good playlist, and we’re fed our news through algorithms and location tracking. Now, we can even expect to see technological advancements in regular grooming routines.It almost goes without saying that shaving is one of the areas we’re always going to be grateful to see improve. The days of single-blade razors dangerously close to our necks ...

7 Firefox Add-Ons Every English Learner Should Make Use Of
17 hours ago, hackernoon

Image credit: PexelsFirefox is one of my favorite browsers, and its functionality may be significantly extended by using add-ons. I am also an active English learner and user, and so I’ve come up with a list of Firefox add-ons that will help in enhancing writing, spelling, listening skills, and grow up the vocabulary.Textly.AITextly.AI is a grammar checker that uses advanced AI algorithms to detect writing, spelling, and style mistakes. After you install the add-on, it starts checking your writi...

Cryptojacking in 2019 is not dead — it’s evolving!
17 hours ago, hackernoon

Cryptojacking in 2019 is not dead — it’s evolving!Cryptojackers have shut down university networks and government websites, but there was one case that attracted a lot of attention, and that is the use of Coinhive mining service focused on mining Monero.With the closure of Coinhive it appeared that cryptojacking might be coming to an end. Coinhive was a cryptocurrency mining service that relied on a small chunk of computer code installed on websites. It released its mining code in 2017, pitching...

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